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Wow he looks great!! bounce

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That horse looks absolutely smashing, Andy! drunken Blue roan is such a gorgeous colour! That's going to be a lucky new owner! cheers

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Since A-J received her swap repaint from me and showed it in the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], I decided to share some photos I made during the repainting process Smile This repaint was extremely fun to do, and it really encouraged me to do more repaints! cheers I only have to learn to photograph the repaint during every step, because I forgot some steps this time What a Face I used acrylics paint and I finished it with varnish.

So here is the repaint I did for A-J! It's supposed to be a bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) and it was done on the 2017 Papo fennec fox model ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]). Of course, first a photograph of the original figurine:

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I first washed the figurine with soap, because I heard that the paint sticks better this way. The first painting step was to paint the figurine completely black. I did two layers of black paint, just to be sure. But I forgot to photograph this step, but I think you can all imagine the Papo fennec fox in black Laughing

The next step was to add a dark shade of brown. I didn't cover the complete figurine, because some parts (such as the legs) were supposed to stay black. So here's the fox with the first layers of dark brown:

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And of course I miss some photographs of the process here. I did several layers of brown on top of the old ones, working with a lighter shade every time. And it was important that there was a clear contrast in the face, resulting in the bat-eared fox's mask.

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And here's the painting process as good as finished! I painted the eyes dark brown with black vertical pupils. I gave the nails a grey touch.

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I put a layer of matt varnish on top of the fur and glossy varnish on the eyes and nose. Here he's ready to be photographed in my little studio:

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And of course a good photograph is part of the process as well, including a close-up (and I still need a macro lens):

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I hope it's recognizable as a bat-eared fox. It was extremely fun to do! cheers

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He is beautiful Julie! cheers Absolutely adorable I love you So much fun watching your progress too! Very Happy

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Julie, of course a fox is always a good idea. Very interesting that repaint of the Papo fennec in a bat-eared. Surely the mould works well and it is recognizable. Lucky owner. Very Happy

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Shipping deadline was the 12th - if you have not yet shipped and have not contacted me otherwise, please PM me ASAP!

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Thank you so much, LeeAnn and Roger! cheers Very Happy

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Since A-J received her swap repaint from me and showed it in the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], I decided to share some photos I made during the repainting process Smile This repaint was extremely fun to do, and it really encouraged me to do more repaints! cheers I only have to learn to photograph the repaint during every step, because I forgot some steps this time What a Face I used acrylics paint and I finished it with varnish......

.....I hope it's recognizable as a bat-eared fox. It was extremely fun to do! cheers

cheers  It's really nice to see the process!

That reminds me,  I said I would share the process of the swap figure I made for Ana. So here it is :

Here's the model I started with
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I removed some bits
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Added some
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Added several layers of white-ish paint

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That was about it.  I had quite a lot of fun finding the reference pictures and resource information about the breed.  Smile

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Wow, that's amazing transformation! cheers

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Very interesting to see the whole process. Thanks a lot for showing and please keep expanding your talent. flower

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Wonderful to see these transformations cheers

Thankyou very much both of you flower

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Ops, I want to enter but I have been inactive for the last few months! So sad. It was really funny the other time I entered.

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Ops, I want to enter but I have been inactive for the last few months! So sad. It was really funny the other time I entered.

Sorry, but you are almost a year late Sad

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Ops, I want to enter but I have been inactive for the last few months! So sad. It was really funny the other time I entered.

Sorry, but you are almost a year late Sad

I read the months but not the year lol!


But this is a good moment to ask... Will it be happening again soon?

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Ops, I want to enter but I have been inactive for the last few months! So sad. It was really funny the other time I entered.

Sorry, but you are almost a year late Sad

I read the months but not the year lol!


But this is a good moment to ask... Will it be happening again soon?

When I saw that there was a new reaction to the STS swap I thought "yay another one" but it was just a reaction in an old thread. But, I'm in if we are going to do new one bounce

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Yeah... Sorry, my fault!

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